It turns out that computers and, by extension, things that contain computers, are vulnerable to attackers. That includes cars, something that the United States government has now discovered, and Sen. Edward Markey is now warning consumers that “automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyber-attacks or privacy invasions.”
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Intuit last week temporarily suspended its Turbo Tax e-filing service following an increase in fraudulently filed state tax returns.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Anthem data breach, the continuing Flash 0-day happy fun times, the expansion of exploit kits and the crowd funding support for GnuPG.
Attackers have compromised Anthem Inc., one of the larger health-care companies in the United States, gaining access to the Social Security numbers, birth dates, names, employment and income data and other personal information of an untold number of customers. The company says it is not sure yet how many customers are affected, but Anthem claims to[…]
The White House announced the creation of E-Gov Cyber, a unit within OMB, that would oversee federal policy development and enforcement of those mandates.
The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held preliminary hearings on drafting federal data breach notification legislation.
Microsoft confirmed this week that despite 2000 Mojang user credentials leaking online, the gaming firm has not been hacked.
Vague language in the White House’s proposed amendments to the CFAA leave the door open to a chilling effect on legitimate security research.
Two services that allow users to reserve offsite parking spots at airports over the internet announced this week that they recently suffered breaches and its customers’ data may be at risk.
President Obama today announced plans to propose a national data breach notification standard, a consumer privacy bill of rights, and privacy protection for students using electronic learning materials.